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UK Resource Centre For Women In Science, Engineering And Technology

EDM number 1173 in 2009-10, proposed by Evan Harris on 23/03/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Science.

That this House welcomes two initiatives of the UK Resource Centre (UKRC) for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) to encourage employers and organisations to stimulate and develop initiatives to support and retain women; believes that women play a vital part in the SET sector, but regrets that to date women only make up 15.5 per cent. of SET professionals in the UK and still only make up less than seven per cent. of the UK's engineering professionals; welcomes the launch of the SET Fair Standard, an award that recognises and rewards good practice in gender equality across all SET sectors, and the Athena Swan Charter, the equivalent award for universities which is jointly managed by the UKRC and the Equality Challenge Unit; believes that these two initiatives will further enhance the position of women in science, engineering and technology and their contribution to the UK's economy; considers that these awards should be a key accreditation for any forward-looking employer; and congratulates UKRC on its launch in the week commencing 22 March 2010 of the Women of Outstanding Achievement in a SET photographic exhibition at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

This motion has been signed by a total of 40 MPs.

Evan Harris23/03/2010Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratProposed
Peter Bottomley24/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Glenda Jackson24/03/2010Hampstead and HighgateLabourSeconded
Martin Caton24/03/2010GowerLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones24/03/2010Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell24/03/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer24/03/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Stephen Williams24/03/2010Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Lorely Burt24/03/2010SolihullLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis24/03/2010Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George24/03/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore24/03/2010HendonLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell24/03/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Annette Brooke24/03/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle24/03/2010ChorleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson24/03/2010Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Bob Russell24/03/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Derek Wyatt25/03/2010Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSigned
Rudi Vis25/03/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/03/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale25/03/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
David Drew25/03/2010StroudLabourSigned
Nick Harvey29/03/2010North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon29/03/2010Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Michael Connarty29/03/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/03/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/2010Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Betty Williams29/03/2010ConwyLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins30/03/2010TamworthLabourSigned
John Leech30/03/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams30/03/2010Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Berry30/03/2010KingswoodLabourSigned
Tom Brake30/03/2010Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea30/03/2010South AntrimDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins30/03/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty06/04/2010Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham06/04/2010Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Barry Sheerman07/04/2010HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Kim Howells07/04/2010PontypriddLabourSigned

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